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    Tana's great successes in her life have had to do with self-motivating tasks. She sells cosmetics, runs an online clothing company, and has sold t-shirts among other things. She probably does not have a huge amount of experience working for other people, so perhaps her ideas of how a manager should act are not well formed.

    I don't know if the Mary Kay organization has a management structure that treats managers or executives as "special" and superior to the hired help, or perhaps Tana just has observed one of her own supervisors acting in this manner and decided that all managers should act this way.

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    Also, we need to remember that this was not the first task that Tana behaved poorly in either. I thought that she was pretty solid prior to the Pontiac task (although her fakey smile and her laugh always did annoy me). Her "I'm so nice" persona began to crack when she opted out of the Pontiac task for bed leaving Kendra to fend for herself because she had immunity (her logic - or illogic - amazingly captured on a confessional for all to witness). And again when she lost the forest for the trees and spent hours trying to track down a bedazzler for the t-shirts while completely ignoring marketing. [Additionally, it's funny to me that she ultimately chose to glue rhinestones onto the shirts because even if she uses fabric glue I give the rhinestones one or two washes before they have completely fallen off of the shirts]. Then, finally, this last debacle where she was clueless, rude and inept.
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    Here's the take from Tana's home town. http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs....90394/1046/ENT
    Also, I have not seen her website www.heytana.com posted here.

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    Tana - what a dumbass. So it was your idea to make the Pontiac brochures round. Big flippin' deal. Maybe Kendra would've come up with something even more eye catching if she hadn't thrown you that bone. Even Michelle had sense enough not to be content with her contribution being that she decided to make the Post-It's yellow when she and Romy were "inventing" them.
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    Could Tana have embarrassed herself anymore last night with her whopping and air punching? My goodness woman, you sealed your fate everytime you opened your mouth!!! And maligning staff was just her "sense of humor". Everyone said they thought Tana was a "nice person" -- I just didn't see it -- I thought her niceness was actually "phoniness". It was great watching her lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerfley
    Even Michelle had sense enough not to be content with her contribution being that she decided to make the Post-It's yellow when she and Romy were "inventing" them.
    No doubt.



    Wow! Tana is a crackhead! The way she went on and on was embarrassing to watch. Soooo uncomfortable! Watching her lose was quality television, too bad she didn't air punch in anger when Trump hired Kendra. YEA!!!!!
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    The NBC affiliate in Des Moines interviewed Tana during the 10 o'clock news. Everyone who saw was just shocked...she came off as bitter, angry, and very crude. She said that she thought DT never was going to hire a non-college grad and so the whole thing was B*S*** (and she said the actual word! Live!) ...that the whole finale was a D*&^ farce. It was crazy. I'm wondering who will get ahold of that tape and leak it! She's over after that all airs nationally.

    Part of the interview is on whotv.com.

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    That doesn't shock me at all misscrispy.. she was coming off as bitter, arrogant and ticked off DURING the finale.

    I hope EVERYONE sees her interviews in their entirety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maveno
    That doesn't shock me at all misscrispy.. she was coming off as bitter, arrogant and ticked off DURING the finale.

    I hope EVERYONE sees her interviews in their entirety.

    The ironic thing about the live interview was that she began it by saying that she had prayed last night that the best thing happen for her and her family, so she was at peace with the decision once it was made....then BAM! she totally goes off on DT and the whole process. She was anything but "at peace" with that decision.

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    Here's the Des Moines Register article about the post-interview during the news last night:

    (FYI--most of my friends and family thought her behavior on the show was cringe-inducing and awful, so the opinions expressed here are certainly not representative of Iowans in general).

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/app...0421/1001/NEWS

    Donald Trump ends Tana Goertz's quest for Apprenticeship

    By ERIN CRAWFORD
    REGISTER STAFF WRITER
    May 20, 2005
    "I just didn't like the way you treated your team," Donald Trump told West Des Moines Mary Kay saleswoman Tana Goertz before hiring Florida real estate entrepreneur Kendra Todd on Thursday's finale of reality contest "The Apprentice."

    "It was a mistake judging them," admitted Tana, who infamously called her three teammates "stooges" during her final task. "I learn from my mistakes."

    She was less conciliatory in a post-show interview with Des Moines' WHO-TV in New York City. A combative and agitated Tana said she was naive to believe that a "street smart" person could win. She then said it was never going to happen. "It was all bull . . . ."

    Tana's language might be considered profanity by FCC standards, which would subject WHO-TV to enforcement action, such as fines, but the interview was broadcast after 10 p.m.

    Tana didn't receive the show's prize, a $250,000 job "running a company" for Trump, but she did manage to coin a phrase for the several hundred fans cheering her on at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. "Don't get me started," she told Trump with only a few minutes left in the show, as she described how she had played a key role in helping Kendra win a task for an auto company.

    It was enough to get the audience cheering. But the last-ditch pitch, accompanied by pumped fists and Tana's trademark enthusiasm, wasn't enough to overcome her failure at the show's final challenge, where her team misplaced an American flag and ignored New York's governor during an event promoting the state's bid for the 2012 Olympics.

    Before the 2012 event, Tana was one of the show's strongest leaders, wily enough to use focus groups to win a clothing design challenge and picking an unusual idea to sell an acting consulting service in another challenge.

    Trump still chose Kendra's college-educated "book smarts" over Tana's "street smarts."

    Fans of the Midwest mom booed her competition and cheered and hooted each time Tana's name was mentioned during the show's long introduction. No wonder the results made them "disappointed, disappointed, disappointed," according to one table of women who came to cheer for Tana.

    "We're not watching 'The Apprentice' ever again," said Lori Durrett, 46, of Des Moines. "She should have won it. Tana's more creative."

    Trump called Tana a "star" up until the final challenge. Some in the audience wondered why all those weeks of work didn't count more.

    "They concentrated too much on the last (competition)," said Vicki Nauman, 45, of Urbandale.

    One friend of the contestant's, Jan Castagnoli, who has helped Tana launch her children's book, wept at the results.

    "I feel bad," Castagnoli said. "I really thought she would win. When she left here, she said, 'I'm going to bring it home.' "

    But others who came to Prairie Meadows saw the result coming.

    "She could have won it," said Patty Toal, 49, of Altoona. "You don't bad-mouth people that are working for you. I would have sat down and tried to motivate them."

    Toal's husband won an "Apprentice" T-shirt at the casino, which gave away prizes. The Iowa audience also was shown live on the show, cheering, and Tana blew kisses at them.

    Terri Keasey, 31, of Alleman didn't need to win a T-shirt. She came wearing hers, which said, "Up to the suite. Down to the street." Keasey went to New York and bought the shirt at NBC studios and said what she thought about CEOs on "The Apprentice" who had voiced concerns that an Iowa mom might be too nice for the New York business world.

    "They keep saying, 'When you're from a small state like Iowa, you can't succeed,' but I think anyone can succeed," she said.

    Had Tana won, she would have taken a job with the Miss Universe pageant. Kendra, instead, chose a development job in Palm Beach.

    One thing was certain. You didn't want to get anyone in the pro-Tana audience started on the Florida competition.

    "(Kendra's) a crybaby," said Timothy Jacobs, 31, of Des Moines. "She cries at everything."

    ...and the link to WHO-TV, where the interview aired:


    http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.as...6&nav=LotCa4IO

    It's not an Omarosa-worthy failure, but there's no doubt this woman has a few insecurities and delusions about her own worth.

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